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Man injured in NW Side shooting

Baymont Inn and Suites site of Thursday afternoon shooting

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SAN ANTONIO – A man was injured in a far Northwest Side shooting Thursday around 6 p.m.

Police investigators said the shooting occurred at the Baymont Inn and Suites in the 9500 block of Interstate 10 West.

The victim was shot while trying to break up a fight between two groups of people.

Shell casings could be seen littering the parking lot.

"Unfortunately the victim in this shooting is an innocent person who went to defend a girl involved in the confrontation. Guys turned around and shot at him because he was defending the girl," said Sgt. Sam Esparza of the San Antonio Police Department.

The victim was taken to University Hospital and is expected to be OK.